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#1 Marlin1963 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 04, 2015 - 07:09 PM

Here are some before and after pics of the restoration of my GT18, Ill keep adding to this thread, I still have a long way to go.

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Posted November 04, 2015 - 07:14 PM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! Looks like you have made some progress!


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Posted November 04, 2015 - 08:12 PM

Wherbouts in nm are you?  Don't see too many garden tractors out that way


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Posted November 04, 2015 - 08:23 PM

:welcometogttalk: and :thank_you: for the :camera: 


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Posted November 04, 2015 - 08:26 PM

I am in Socorro, NM, 75 miles South of Albuquerque. You are right Oldford there aren't many here.


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Posted November 04, 2015 - 09:17 PM

Welcome to GTT. Nice job. If you need manuals check our Manuals Section. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted November 04, 2015 - 11:23 PM

:welcometogttalk:  Looking good! :thumbs: Keep us updated.


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Posted November 05, 2015 - 12:09 AM

Welcome aboard, I can see that your resto is going to be really nice by the looks of that rear end. Keep us in the loop
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Posted November 05, 2015 - 08:21 AM

Looks like a good start.

Make sure you fill the rearend up before putting it back in, Turn that puppy on its side, it's a breeze that way.

 

Did the steering wheel come off okay for you? A lot of those get cut off cause the are rusted to shaft. Seems the center button gets lost and that fills up with water and they are done. I have 2 to remove myself :(


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Posted November 05, 2015 - 11:02 AM

Hi Tahoe, Yeah I will be filling it before installing it for sure. The steering wheel wasn't coming off of this one, I even filled the center with a pool of Kroil for about a week and nothing. I didn't want to weld a pull nut on it because I didn't want to take a chance on ruining the shaft so I attacked it with a sawzall. It came off in pieces.

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Posted November 05, 2015 - 12:16 PM

Here are a few more pics. I won't get to work on it until late next week, I slid off of my roof 9 months ago and exploded my heel bone and severed 3 tendons in my right rotator cuff . After 2 surgeries on my heel and possibly 2 more I'm still having allot of problems so my Doctor grounded me for 2 weeks. Some poor me pics

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Posted November 05, 2015 - 12:47 PM

I am in Socorro, NM, 75 miles South of Albuquerque. You are right Oldford there aren't many here.

Funny i went to school there.  not much grass that's for sure... except on the golf course..


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Posted November 05, 2015 - 01:41 PM

Dang, it's small world Oldford, What years were you here?



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Posted November 05, 2015 - 03:07 PM

My new seat and steering wheel came in today, the steering wheel is a 13" boat steering wheel with a 3/4" taper shaft, it will take some machining to cone shape the steering shaft a little. It is set up to use in several positions, I know it's not stock but I really liked the looks of it and it was only 30.00$ shipping included

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Posted November 05, 2015 - 03:21 PM

Does anyone have any suggestions for new tires for a good price? the ones on it hold air but they won't look very good on this machine when it's all done

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